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spideygirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
156 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cruise Costa Luminosa 1st – 8th July 2017 We have just returned from our first cruise on Costa. After reading lots of negative reports I did go with some trepidation. However the whole cruise exceeded my expectations and wonder ... Read more
flipflop33
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of the itinerary and decent price. The ship was clean, but the cruise as a whole was a bit disappointing. The ship had a small theater (compared to others) and seemed to be geared more toward bars and making ... Read more
CostaCruiser1
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Corporations exist to make money for their shareholders and there are two ways they can do it.  Forming a long-term relationship with customers who love the product, remain engaged and delighted and want to return. Or short-term ... Read more
sue1972
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
As a pensioners we looked for a good value for money cruise and couldn't believe the price we got it for, very reasonable plus we had three days in Venice prior to cruising. We read lots of reviews which were not very favourable but ... Read more
Dave200
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinery and largely because it was incredible value at £380 pp. Having read some reviews here we approached with an open mind (first time with Costa) but were very pleasantly surprised. The ship ... Read more
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matchless2331
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went as a family of nine and had a superb week, it was my 80th birthday which was the main reason being choosing these dates and Costa Luminosa staff were wonderful. The whole cruise was really enjoyable we ate mainly in the Taurus ... Read more
Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is an Italian ship and all of the passengers were European. The staff, many of which were Philipinos, all spoke fluent English, the passengers spoke either French or Italian. This was our second trip in 2016 on the Costa ... Read more
alicechristina
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
have been on lots of cruises and this was so bad I cut it short and travelled back to the UK as I was so desperate to get away from the horrific experience, The cruise was a rip off and everything was geared towards getting as much money ... Read more
paddy@yddap.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Did the first 30 day leg of this cruise Savona to LA. Very poor communication on all aspects prior to cruise. Advertised drink packages confusing and mistranslated from Italian to English. In addition upon boarding discovered all ... Read more
Aaq
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We mainly chose this cruise because it took us from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. We were very sceptical of cruising with Costa because of the reviews on this site. However the experience couldn't have been better. Costa ... Read more
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Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our ship departed early the morning after boarding allowing us to explore Stockholm before departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well organized and went very smoothly. There was no waiting for check-in. We were on board ... Read more
tvngachduoith@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I’ve finally chosen a cruise with Costa Luminosa after considering the same route, activities onboard, food seletion with other cruise line companies such as Royal Carribean, Norwegian Cruise, Princess Cruise. I selected Costa ... Read more
CrankyCarol
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My Italian sister-in-law who lives in Italy chose the cruise, as she has only ever cruised on Costa and does not realize that there are many better cruise lines from which to choose. Ship: It compares very poorly with MSC, Princess, ... Read more
d66d66
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first Costa cruise and we loved it. My husband and I had been wanting to see Scandinavia and St.Petersburg, so we decided to book this cruise. The ship was lovely and very clean. Things were well marked and it was easy ... Read more
MR52!
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was part of a larger group, booked via Globetrotter so I really did travel with Costa by my own choise. (Aktiespararna, where I´m a member, had a 50 year anniversary cruise.) • The cabin was really excellent, spacious and ... Read more
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DionneJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
My best friend and I jumped on this cruise in March 2016, we embarked on Sydney and disembarked in Dubai. The ship is beautiful, and isn't to big, It's as clean a a whistle, and easy to find everything. For the first couple of days we ... Read more
gpetro1
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
Greetings, fellow cruise lovers, I write a review like this one once in a blue moon, but this time, in view of the "terrible press" this ship has been having here, I felt that I had to. I understand that other cruisers have ... Read more
Bindi1
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
A last minute booking, but having been on Costa ships previously I had a good idea of what to expect. I liked the fact that there were only 13 English passengers on board and lots of interesting people to meet from around the world. The ... Read more
mauricefirman
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Costa cruises are only worth considering if you can buy one really cheaply and forget any notion that you'll get good service and be treated like a guest. On the positive side the dinner service and food was quite reasonable, unfortunately ... Read more
Morton66
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Worst cruise from the start. 90% of the staff were rude. The food on the ship was awful. Couldn't get tea or coffee after 5:30 without paying for it. Second week of cruise had no tea or coffee at all unless paid for it. Our ... Read more
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barahona44
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My wife and I went on our first cruise with a friend who had arranged it.I had some trepidation after booking (we agreed to the trip and booked it just 3 weeks before sailing), after reading the reviews on CC. With nothing to compare it ... Read more
sactoserb
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I have been on several cruise ships (Royal, Carnival, Norwegian) and this last one on Costa. I will not even try to compare them because they have very little in common. I will start off with embarkment in Miami. We were scheduled to ... Read more
plumley
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed February 2015
Costa Luminosa: 24.02.2015 Miami, Cozumel, Roatan, Jamaica, Caymans, Grand Turk, Nassau, Miami. The cruise was value for money and to be honest the ship was in really good shape and on a par with any other "mid range" ships we have been ... Read more
divingrose
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We do a lot of cruising. We cruised 7 times this past year and usually love it. We are not picky. We usually eat in the buffets on board, so you know that we can't be that picky. We have cruised many times on Royal Caribbean (not as good ... Read more
garyed2626
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
The thing to remember is that this is an Italian ship. Although it departed from Miami, it is an Italian ship. Most the passengers were Italian followed by French and Spanish with the number of Americans far behind. Everything was in five ... Read more
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